Coldplay - Orphans Lyrics

(I want to know when I can go)
(Back and get drunk with my friends?)

Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka

Rosaleem of the Damascene
Yes, she had eyes like the moon
Would have been on the silver screen
But for the missile monsoon
She went, "Woo woo, woo woo oo-oo-oo"
Indigo go up to heaven today
Woo woo, woo woo oo-oo-oo
With bombs going boom ba-boom-boom
She say

I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and be young again

Baba would go where the flowers grow
Almond and peach trees in bloom
And he would know just when and what to sow
So golden and opportune
He went, "Woo woo, woo woo oo-oo-oo"
Tulips the colour of honey today
It's true true, woo woo oo-oo-oo
With bombs going boom ba-boom-boom
He say

Oh I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and be young again (yeah)

Woo woo, woo woo oo-oo-oo
Woo woo, woo woo oo-oo-oo
Cherubim seraphim soon
Come sailing us home by the light of the moon

Oh I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and feel home again

Woo woo, woo woo oo-oo-oo
I guess we'll be raised on our own then
Woo woo, woo woo oo-oo-oo
I want to be with you 'til the world ends
I want to be with you 'til the whole world ends

Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka

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Coldplay Orphans Comments
  1. Patricia Armstrong

    I feel like this most of the time

  2. Marcos Lopez Ronda

    Es muy bonita me encanta

  3. Ziggy25x

    What a wonderful song.... !!!! Heard it yesterday for the first time, can't stop listening....

  4. Jean Enorc Osne

    I want to know when I can go
    Back to get drunk with friends. 😥

  5. Giorgos Ziantaris

    Here we have a direct reference to the bombings that happened in the Syrian capital, Damascus, in April 2018; it's when Britain, the US, and France attacked the city, leaving many dead children and adults; one of those is the character mentioned here; her name was Rosaleen.
    Credits : POP song professor

  6. L L

    that intro is just 😤👌

  7. Natallia Kipel

    I Heard this song
    In Tenerife ...and still is in my mind ❣️

  8. Janine Jacob

    Das Lied ist der Hammer

  9. inks

    The most underrated song ever

  10. razr

    𝚆𝚘𝚘 𝚠𝚘𝚘 𝚘𝚘 𝚘𝚘

  11. Vern fern

    Hi. You will find them at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Case closed.

  12. Tarobrob

    Please make this music to stop the upcoming war.

  13. J Chr G

    No no one is an orphan...make room for ..nice song thou

  14. Mad Wade

    I heard his song in the car radio and I traveled into a different dimension


    Hope you didn't have a car accident

  15. KIKS

    Cette chanson me rend à la fois heureux mais en même temps mélancolique... très étrange comme sensation 😂😂

  16. Dua RL

    I love this song 🤍

  17. Jaziel Alvarez


  18. Stevie Static

    I've had this on repeat for like months now lol. Such a bright song

  19. joshdotnet

    yo i fw this song heavy

  20. Caroline Watts

    I like he rhythm of this track. Well done

  21. Aux Youtube

    This song is just amazing...

  22. shahid jehan

    So this is how far and overwhelming art can take sad reality.

  23. Helder Andrade

    New war about to start and I can just think about the lyrics of this song :/

  24. Natalie Lopez

    I love Coldplay 🥳👌😉🙂😀😃😄😁😆🙂😌☺️😆🤩

  25. Leonardus Randy

    Anyone listens in 2020?

  26. Jog Tesla

    How many people love Coldplay

  27. Cola Lightyear

    truely lovely song from cool guys, coldplay own

  28. Libni Ruiz

    Me [email protected]!!!

  29. ivanilton jw

    Já ta na playlist <3

  30. R. D.

    One of the few mainstream bands that I like.

  31. Jackeline Fernandez

    Gracias Codplay por la hermosa melodía y la letra apesar que es triste es muy buena 💙

  32. Pyters

    I did a few songs

  33. Alonso 2000

    Algún latino por aqui

  34. Tico Gamer

    Makes me remind my favourite book "CHERUB"

  35. Pyters

    Golden voice

  36. でっどまこ

    I wanted to play orphan by slipknot but accidentally clicked on this

  37. pretsel petshops

    Yaaaaa love it

  38. Bethany Johnson

    So coooooooooool.

  39. Gilson vilhetesk

    Muito fixe, sempre a surpreenderem.

  40. RandomGamez 404

    if i could i would like this 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times

  41. أحمد محمد

    hit like from SUDAN to Cold play

  42. Gael Alonso


  43. Ucok Saragih Siallagan

    Even the song doesn't talk literally about orphanage and war but I can sense it, what wonderful song!

  44. Ryan OMG

    Happy New Year the people who are watching in 2020!😄😃

  45. Ryan OMG


  46. zach nwaege

    Back and feel home again😢😢

  47. zach nwaege

    Me soooo drunk

  48. zach nwaege

    Be young again back to the memories

  49. Mat Spilerman

    People surviving under bombs share the same dream of getting drunk again, that's for sure. Oo

  50. Laura Blackburn

    Once again, Coldplay, thankyou!

  51. Paris Stantzos

    Feeling sorry for all those who disliked not knowing the real meaning of the song...

  52. Lorenzo Reale


  53. Vito Othman Said

    this got mylo xyloto vibe to it

  54. Noah Noah

    Les français sont la fans de colplay avec mon père de père en fils

  55. Julia S

    Wonderful song

  56. Gio D' Alessio

    .....questa e per le persone che non hanno famiglia......auguri 360 giorni all'anno......che per essere se stessi ci vogliono le persone a cui piacciamo....che ci vogliono bene....e amano.....come vogliamo piacere....essere voluti e volute bene.....amati e amate......

  57. Силвия Вангелова

    Amassing song ... touched me deeply when I understood the meaning!

  58. Ryan Murphy

    One of the best I have ever seen live they are quality

  59. Captain Athens

    You know, my country and people were bombed in Cyprus by Islam, why doesnt someone make a song about that?

  60. Ruwa & Simba

    He is from Zimbabwe

  61. Ruwa & Simba

    Coldplay is African

  62. Swiss

    “I wanna know, when I can go back and be young again” 🤘

  63. Timothy Speight

    is that the Hoedown Throwdown hidden in there?

  64. brandon alexis

    Bordel aucuns français écoute coldplay??????

  65. Soumia Makhloufi

    Meilleure groupe ils sont très simple 👍💗

  66. Zegar Mistrz

    To są Kosmici, to są Królowie muzy. Polecam szczególnie na żywo, na koncercie.

  67. Helpful hair Hacks x

    #Amazing 🥰🥰

  68. Davide Fanchini

    Coldplay seem to take more and more "inspiration" from other artists. After "Talk", clear homage paid to Kraftwerk, now comes this song: please listen to "Sole sole" by Eugenio Bennato... Also listen to the original song sung by all Stuttgart stadium while Napoli won there the UEFA Cup in 1989

  69. mellysa h

    Luv the crowd

  70. Oussama Khamlichi

    peace and love <3

  71. satyam thassu

    Please don't dislike this music. It doesn't deserve it.


    satyam thassu

    Most of them are haters but not all, they can have their reasons too

    Joe Ezequile

    ngl i think youd be suprised how many will be misclicks...

    Ena Lo

    Who disliked this song..."I want to know...."

    Michael Scott

    Too late, I already have.

    Molcat Z

    @Ena Lo generally the people who don't like politics in their music. I am honestly really disappointed in this cd, definitely glad I didn't buy it. It's fine to have a particular opinion/belief, but don't base your entire album on it. Course that's just my opinion

  72. Sourav Kumar

    Come saling us home by the light of the noon.

  73. Cristina Coro


  74. Russell Wilkinson

    Wish i was young again...


    wish i can be immortal and stop ageing at 25

  75. max payne

    Coldplay, sempre i migliori!!

  76. Luz angélica Noa huillcas


  77. maxence gaming.

    🤩🤩this song is crazi. 🇨🇵

    My inglish is verry bad sorry😅

  78. ruhaan khan

    Only 5.9!

  79. Barbees Marley

    ROSALEEN of the DAMASCENE...The little rose of the city of roses...the cleverest line of the year indeed.

  80. dErTwERt 55089

    “I wanna be with you til the world ends, I wanna be with you til the whole world ends!” It’s enough to make a grown man cry...

  81. SAMMYTASTISCH! aka. CourageousSam

    This song is filled with so much adventure, freedom and sentimentalism. It makes me want to wander the Scottish highlands, climb Mt. Everest and enjoy the views from up above an Iceladic vulcano....
    It makes me wanna feel alive...

  82. Lyn Tamkin

    Mind me of mary Ann Ross wife

  83. Marcin Błażewicz

    I will live for this sound...

  84. Cameron R.

    “I wanna know, when I can go back and be young again” I felt that

  85. the cool kid me

    If you love Coldplay and ‘this song

    Davy Jackson

    Are you serious? Have you as much need fame?

    the cool kid me

    Davy Jackson am I not allowed to ask a question?


    I don't love coldplay I just love this song 😍

  87. Lanonymous 8Bit

    Feels Bittersweet overall with uplift and the lyrical message

    and i'm Grateful for that , thanks Coldplay

  88. Whim Olite

    uwu owo

  89. Glenn Smesman

    Simply amazing like Always,

  90. Karolina Karolina

    I remember them from my childhood, when my brother showed me the scientist
    Back then i was kinda dancing to the scientist, now i'm crying to this
    And now i'm dancing to orphans, trying to forget about all the madness in my life

    At the end of the day, Coldplay was with me through every minute of my 'adult' life

  91. Bella Hall

    Coldplay is back yay 2019

  92. Ashok Jhariya

    They proved why they are legends

  93. Miroh Oliveira


  94. Al Fajar Nova

    Coldplay back with classic he are🔥

  95. Valar Morghulis

    theres just something so liberating about this song

  96. Rainkid

    Hello world!! We are a new band called Rainkid and we try to make music haha ♪♪
    Check it out and give us some feedback, that would be great for us 😃
    Peace Rainkid 💜

  97. Jonathan Giraud

    Je suis complètement accro à ce truc, foutez le moi en intraveineuse s'il vous plait ;)

    Christelle Vial


  98. Agathe BELLAGH

    C'est la meilleure musique du monde ♥️